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Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series

Amptweaker JR Distortion Series Pedals

Amptweaker has grown their distortion pedal line with several new, compact JR Distortion models. The new set includes the Bass TightFuzz Jr and the Bass BluesFuzz Jr.

“Like the other JR pedals, they’re housed in a smaller lightweight ‘phase 90’ sized package, but still include most of the popular tones available with their big brothers,” Amptweaker writes. “The bass versions include the popular Dry Low blend, which helps maintain the low end while allowing the distortion to be chunky and tight.”

Each of the pedals has a three-position Fat/Normal/Tight switch for setting your attack. The TightFuzz model has an EQ switch to switch between 60’s, 70’s, or modern tone curves. It also has a Germanium/Silicon switch to change the output transistor. The Bass BluesFuzz Jr. uses a lower gain germanium transistor, which the company says is excellent for a “cleaner bluesey tone.” It is EQ’ed specifically for the bass and has a boost switch and a mid control.

Check out each pedal in these demo videos:

The Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Jr. and Bass BluesFuzz Jr. are available now for $180.

The Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Jr. Features:

Tone, Volume & Fuzz controls
Fat/Normal/Tight switch
Germanium/Silicon transistor switch on TightFuzz models for different gain and tone
60's/70's/Now EQ/gain switch on TightFuzz models
Dry Low knob on bass versions adds dry lowend to blend with distortion
True Bypass switching
Runs on 9V to 18V batteries or supplies
Thumbscrew removable bottom with holes for tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods
Current: 11mA with at 9V, 15mA at 18V
DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-)
Batteries/Supply not included
Weight: 9 ounces, Dimensions: 2.7″W X 4.65″D X 2″H
Made in the USA

The Amptweaker Bass BluesFuzz Jr. Features:

Tone, Volume & Fuzz controls
Fat/Normal/Tight switch
Boost Switch
Mid EQ
Dry Low knob on bass versions adds dry lowend to blend with distortion
True Bypass switching
Runs on 9V to 18V batteries or supplies
Thumbscrew removable bottom with holes for tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods
Current: 11mA with at 9V, 15mA at 18V
DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-)
Batteries/Supply not included
Weight: 9 ounces, Dimensions: 2.7″W X 4.65″D X 2″H
Made in the USA

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